Charging an iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Thomasss95, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Thomasss95 macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    I have a few questions about charging an iPhone.

    1. Can you charge an iPhone when it's turned off?
    2. Is it bad to charge an iPhone when it has still powe left, for example at 40%?

    Thomas
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    1. Plugging it into the charger will automatically power it back up. The only time you can charge it while off is if it has literally no battery left.

    2. Nope - charge it whenever you want.
     
  3. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    #1. Yes, I believe so, though I've never tried it.
    #2. No it's not bad at all. I charge my iPhone every night regardless of what percentage it's at. Li-ion batteries like being charged and if run until dead, too much, it will shorten it's life.
     
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    It's 2013 not 2003. You can plug your phone to charge when ever you want. ;)
     
  6. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    You can charge it when totally off, when it's hooked up to power, you will just need to turn the phone off.
     
  7. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Just turn off your iPhone after plugging it in. Voila, charging while off. And yes, you can plug it in whenever you feel you need more battery.


    Your avatar gets me every time. You think I'd be used to it by now, but nope. I still have a spaz attack every time I see it from the corner of my eye.
     
  8. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Add me to the "Spaz Attack List" :D
     
  9. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    El buggy strikes again! :D
     
  10. Jalopybox macrumors 6502a

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    I only charge mine with it's at -30%, that way when it's fully charged, I get 130%.
     
  11. Cergman macrumors 6502a

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    That makes sense. Totally :)
     
  12. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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